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Notes from the EFS Seminar- Noted Tips from Jim Wendler

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  1. TR14 White Belt

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    Noted the following tips from the EFS Seminar this past weekend.

    - A simple broom stick can go a long way in conditioning the rotators/shoulders to avoid injury. Keeping your arms straight, grasp the broom stick by its ends and slowly try to bring it from in front of you, then overhead of you, and then as far behind your head as you can (this is where you'll feel the stretch). Do this everyday.

    - Keep your elbows directly underneath the bar during squats.

    - When performing a 3RM or 5RM, hold your air the entire time- until the lock out of the final rep.

    - DC training is the most efficient method of training for mass.

    - Train for practice. Success in practice is the only way to achieve what one wants.

    - Kroc rows (heavy, high rep, one arm DB rows) are an incredible way to build up grip strength. Begin with one warm up set and follow it up with one all out max rep set. Look to beat your total each subsequent time the exercise is performed. Matt K attributes his insane grip strength and thick as shit upper back to heavy Kroc rows.

    - If you're looking to grow your legs, don't use a box when squatting.

    - If you're looking to grow your legs, start doing lunges and unilateral split squats. Why don't people do them? Because they are hard as f**k.

    - If you've got a weak low back/posterior chain, perform 3-4 sets of 45 degree back extensions or GHR or reverse hypers before workouts.

    - Concentrate on small jumps overtime.

    - The complete PARISI DE warmup is extremely efficient and has tremendous carry-over; however, it takes a shit load of time and people often do not complete it properly/in its entirety.

    - Get in and out of the gym fast.

    - Very often, trainees keep their upper back WAY too tight when deadlifting. Keep your hips low, low back tight, air in belly, feet close together, rounded upper back/shoulders, drive your heels into the ground while pulling with your upper back, once the weight begins to pull, activate your legs, increase speed and lock out.

    - The sumo-style deadlift is uber-technical. Jim has seen the best lifters in the world fail to even budge the weight if there is anything off with form.

    - When performing pin press, ease into the press. If you go balls out right away, you're increasing chances of tearing a pec. He's seen it too often.

    - Learn how to bench with your lats.

    - Kroc rows and shitloads of band pull aparts (100-150 per day) will increase raw bench numbers.

    - Sleeping and eating leads to recovery. If you are complaining about poor recovery, it's in your control- quit being lazy.

    - Performance FIRST; body comp SECOND.

    - Believe in your program!

    -Design a program first with goals written down, then program to achieve them.

    - Legs: train the movement the athlete is best at (wrt squats); however, one cannot be married to one lift.

    -Flare elbows at the top of the bench.

    - Stalling at the bottom of a raw bench is the most natural weak point. SOHP helps this tremendously- high volume/BB/accessory lifts.

    - Best tip for getting out of the whole for bench: leg drive & total body movement.

    - DB Flies WILL improve bench numbers.


    For those who may not know, here is Jim's bio:

    JIM WENDLER



    Senior Editor, Q/A Staff, Sales Manager

    Senior Editor and Sales Manager of Elite Fitness Systems. He worked as a Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of Kentucky where he worked with several different teams including football and baseball. He played football and graduated from the University of Arizona where he earned three letters. Jim?s best lifts include a 1000lbs squat, a 675 bench press, 700lbs deadlift and a 2375 total in the 275lbs class.
     
  2. Zerocrew1984 Banned Banned

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    thanks for sharing the info.
     
  3. TR14 White Belt

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    Not a problem.
     
  4. takeahnase watching the swarm

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    Thanks.
     
  5. 1) I see a lot of conflicting information about this. Not saying he's wrong, but different places say different things if I remember correctly.

    2) This seems difficult, I always breath out when returning the bar back to the start. How does every one else do this?

    3) DC training?

    4) I need to learn this.

    5) Kroc rows are just 1 arm DB rows performed with high reps, correct? And I don't have a band to do pull aparts I don't think.
     
  6. Zerocrew1984 Banned Banned

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    dc = dogg crapp
     
  7. Donut62 Black Belt

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    Biomechanically, your elbows do not have to be straight under, but using that as a queue to keep them pushed forward will help hold the bar in the right place and keep your chest up.

    I usually breath a little.

    DC=Dogg Crap training. Rest-pause style training for bodybuilding.
     
  8. I have never heard of Dogg Crap training. Sounds odd. Googling this should be fun.
     
  9. takeahnase watching the swarm

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    I can do 3 reps without breathing, not 5. At least with squats. And who the hell benches?
     
  10. Unfortunately, I do. I suck more balls at it than Zop though.
     
  11. fat_wilhelm Black Belt

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    Sweet... thanks.
     
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    Nice. Cool stuff there.
     
  13. Lusst Red Belt

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    Would this be a good rehab movement as well? My shit is still pretty uncomfortable.
     
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    Try it. Start off with a grip that allows you to rotate backwards easily and move in over time.
     
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    Good stuff
     
  16. Forcetti Orange Belt

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    Thanks for this.

    I've been doing the broomstick thing (but with rope, guess its still the same?), great for warming up, especially before benching.

    Does anyone else not breath during 3rm/5rms? Seems pretty crazy to me, sometimes I get lightheaded doing a 3rm/5rm even if I'm breathing lol..
     
  17. Donut62 Black Belt

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    I've heard this before from Jim/Matt Rhodes, but it was always in relation to just bench press. I don't think you can perform a 3rm or 5rm squat without breathing without passing out. At least I couldn't.
     
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    For benching sometimes hoild my breath for 3RMs. But any other exercise for 5 reps? - But then again mayn of the powerlifters have very small ROM and perform the 5 reps much faster than I ever could.

    Any one got more information about DC - Read about it before in Dave Tates log if I remember corectlly. But forgot about it.
     
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  20. Zerocrew1984 Banned Banned

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    towards the bottom is a copy of the original manual from back in the day. just google....motherfucker.

    TMAGNUM FORUMS - Dogg Crap?
     

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